HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 cc458-9W
Mr. Todd

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to review the British Cattle Movement Service; and if he will make a statement. [95455]

Ms Quin

The British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) has been in operation for just over a year. A review of the current arrangements for administering it, and alternatives, would be premature. The BCMS has recently published a Standards of Service Statement against which its performance will be continually assessed.